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. >>> good morning, from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> and i'm pauline chu, and this is world business today. the top stories on this tuesday, march 29th. u.s. president barack obama tries to explain his country's intervention in libya, but his critics are counting the cost of the operation. >>> shares in tepco sink further in tokyo trading. small amounts of plutonium found around the fukushima daiichi power plant. >>> and all of the news that's fit to print. the question is how much you'll pay for it. the "new york times" paywall is now up and running. >>> let's take you straight to the stock market action here in europe. some of these markets really taking a bit of a nose dive after yesterday's mix. we've got the ftse 100 down by .2%. the copper miner and woolsey is a plumbing company. that's not enough to counter the general market trend. the cac 40 down by .4% despite gains for the french banks. and the dax still down by .6% despite the fact we've got shares in some of the car makers up like bmw up by 1.5%. let's turn our attention towards the currency markets. the euro and the pou
today" starts now. >>> good morning, from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> and good afternoon from cn income hong kong, i'm andrew stephens, you're watching "world business today." >>> oil prices continue to soften as investors watch the latest from libya. >>> what happens when you don't turn off your electrical device in a plane? we'll be looking at a new study of safety in the air. >>> and making money out of misery. we look at the traffickers in human cargo. >>> well, the european stock markets have been open for about an hour now. let's have a look at how they faired. yesterday we did see a third straight day of losses for some of these markets. the dax basically flat. and as you can see, the ftse down by about .6%. and the currency markets, there's not an awful lot of movement either. the euro is down against the dollar at the moment. just below $1.39. and when it comes to the pound, that is pretty much flat at 1.61. rate setters will be deciding upon interest rates tomorrow. and that's amid concerns that inflation is still double the bank of england's own target. let me remind y
>>> good morning from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, this is "world business today." we're following two big stories for you this friday, march 18th. >>> in japan, urgent attempts to avert a nuclear crisis enter a second week at the fukushima daiichi plant. workers douse one of the rea reactors with a water cannon. >>> in libya, gunfire in benghazi. but this time in celebration. rebels are rejoicing. but fears of retaliation by moammar gadhafi's forces are pushing the price of oil higher of. >>> so let's go straight to one of our top stories. the u.n. security council has put moammar gadhafi on notice that it will no longer permit his military bombardment of rebel positions from the air. while the council approved a no-fly zone on thursday authorizing "all necessary measures to protect civilians," libyan's ambassador to the united nations warmly welcomed thursday's revolution. he sides with the opposition and has called on gadhafi to step down. >> i would like to start by thanking the members of the security council for the resolution
," what the chinese goals mean for the rest of the world. >>> from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> i'm andrew stephens at cnn hong kong. welcome back. you're watching "world business today." >>> the european stock markets have been trading for about 90 minutes. let's see how they're faring. they were all in the green last time we looked. evening stronger gains at the moment. we have the dax up by about 0.6%. markets in zurich enjoying a three-quarter percentage gain. ftse 100 holding steady, despite the chamber of commerce came out and cut its gdp forecast for the united king come from 1.4% to 1.9% earlier today. that market trading higher by about 0.33%. andrew? >>> it was a bit more optimistic here, i guess, nina. certainly the easing price of oil helping some investors, all the major indices finishing in positive territory. hong kong's hang seng up by 1.7% or so. gas shares on the way up there. in japan, the nikkei up by 0.19%. the s&p was up 0.20% or so. a gremlin got into the rights. we said that there was going to be a 2,000 plane order, new plane order with boeing in china. th
, i'm nina del santos. >> you're watching cnn's continuing coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in japan. and we begin with key new developments. the japanese government says there has been a surge in radiation levels outside japan's fukushima nuclear power plant. and as a precaution, officials are telling everyone within a 30-kilometer radius to remain indoors. japan's official death toll from friday's quake and tsunami stands at 2,500, with more than 3,100 people still missing. >>> on the stock markets, the nikkei 225 has nose dived for a second day in a row. >>> first, though, andrew, all eyes on japan's nuclear reactors as workers struggle to cool fuel rods. after days of setbacks, a fire broke out earlier this morning at reactor number four soon after naoto kan addressed the nation and the world. >> translator: for reactor number one and reactor number three, hydrogen came out and caused a hydrogen explosion. we've also seen fire at reactor number four. radiation has spread from these reactors, and the reading of the levels seems very high. there's still a very
of "world business today." thanks for joining us. i'm pauline choui in hong kong. >> and i'm nina del santos in london. "world one" is next.
'll be flying to israel. >>> good morning from cnn london, i'm nina del santos. >> and i'm andrew stevens, and you're watching a special edition of "world business today" with continuing coverage of the disaster in japan. and just moments ago, a somber message from japan's emperor in a rare but brief public address live on television. the emperor said he was praying for the safety of those affected by last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami. the japanese government is telling residents within a 10-kilometer radius of a second nuclear plant to evacuate. meanwhile workers have returned to the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant after the government lifted a plant evacuation order because radiation levels were dangerously high. concern continues to grow over the safety of spent nuclear fuel rods at that facility. and authorities are investigating the cause of white smoke or possibly steam rising from the plant's number three nuclear reactor. a top government official says radiation levels around the plant still fluctuate, but it's unclear why. >> translator: one thing i would like to conf
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